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SIRIUSXM: Still Lazy After All These Years

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    I don't listen to XM for just music. Matter of fact, I used their music stations least of all, but I do listen to their various sports programming and radio talk shows quite often. If it was just music, I might not have XM as I have Pandora and Spotify for music.
     
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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Oh, okay. Then you wouldn't have the issues that most listeners are having.

    I only listen to Howard Stern. I stay off of the music channels. They are unlistenable.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    I think their Soul Music channel is pretty good.
     
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  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Soul Town? I listen to it. It is very good. But listen to it for 8 hours a day a few days a week and you will hear the same songs over and over again.
     
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    When I had it, my main channel was the old time radio channel but tossed in some Alternative 80's stuff and Tom Petty Channel stuff. I never listed to XM at home.
     
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    I'm going to be honest.. I love Sirus/XM, and I almost never listen to music channels. For me, SiriusXM's biggest benefit is an array of live news and sports coverage, no matter where I'm driving. I drive quite a bit in a week, typically I put on about 50k miles a year in the vehicles I own. So, being able to listen to the ballgame as I travel, or tune in MSNBC, etc. it all works out for me. The ability to listen to the home and away feed of the NFL, home and away feed of MLB.. when you're on a long drive, or out of town, it's the best.

    I think the thing is, everything is for who it is.. for me, when I want music, I've got Amazon Music on my phone as well as about 100Gb of my own music. When I want live events, live news, that is where Sirius XM is truly fantastic.

    Now that SIRIUS owns Pandora, it'll be interesting
     
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  7. TonyD

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    I enjoy the deep tracks channel.
    The main afternoon guy is Earl Bailey who was on a local channel in Philly that I listened to for decades.
    So his familiar voice is welcome

    I didn’t think they had baseball anymore.
    Thought IT was only nba and nhl.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    Nope, they have all the four major sports. I listen to the MLB channel every single day. They have the NBA and NFL channels too.
     
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    Maybe I only have nba and nhl. I’ll gave to check my account on the website
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    I agree that if you are in to talk radio, be it news, sports or entertainment than SiriusXM is probably a godsend.

    As long as you don't rely on it for music you are probably okay.
     
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    On a somewhat related note...I've been pleasantly surprised with the selection of music on Music Choice (the Comcast/Xfinity music channels). I mostly listen to "the 70s" channel, and while there are a selection of songs in heavier rotation than others (from the decade's bigger artists like Elton John, CCR, Carly Simon, etc.) they do have a rather good mix of obscurities---some songs I have actually never heard before, some artists I've never heard of before and other songs that I'm familiar with but that I would never expect to hear on any music station/channel.

    For instance, I was shocked to hear Rick Springfield's "speak to the sky" yesterday and today was surprised to hear "shine a little love" by ELO.

    Also, I can go several days without hearing the same song twice and I like that there are no DJs and every song plays until fade-out.

    I listen on TV, but they do have an app for iOS and Android, if you have a cable subscription.
     
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    I listen to the SINATRA channel most of the time.
    Especially like the NANCY FOR FRANK on late Sunday afternoon.

    NFL radio is my next most listen. Pat and Jim on "Moving the Chains" is very informative.
     
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    You have to keep in mind that the SirusXM music channels are mostly genre channels. If you listen to the Beatles channel, or the Beach Boys channel, or the Sinatra channel, there is pretty much a finite number of recordings that they made. Maybe your work needs to rotate the channels a couple of times a day. You are going to hear a fair amount of duplication if the same channel is on all day.
     
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    I’ve heard the same song on at least three channels over the course of a couple hours many times.

    You don’t even have to hear it you can see it as the app displays each song as it’s played.
     
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    Try listening for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. It's torture. Same small playlist played over and over again.
     
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    Kind of like some local free radio stations. There’s about a 30 song loop that is repeated all day, every day.
     
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    That’s not really a legitimate comparison since we don’t pay for ota.
     
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    Yeah, I mostly listen to older stuff but on terrestrial radio, even huge bands like Led Zeppelin or the Beatles or the Stones have about 3 of their songs that get played and that's it. For me, Sirius is like a breath of fresh air.


    Fair point.
     
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    But I still "get" the sentiment. Every Christmas--in almost every market--pops up the "All Christmas Music" station. Inevitably, they each have the most limited playlists of Christmas music.

    Whereas I have SO MUCH Christmas music in my collection that I know I could play Christmas music 24/7 for a month and never repeat a thing. :laugh: And have some left-over for the following year! :rolling-smiley:
     
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    I try to repeat this Christmas song as much as possible.;)

     

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